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A Jane Austen adaptation which is ludicrously amusing and shocking about what it means to be a woman.
Honour among international gangsters and spies?
What will happen when a movie-making magician and a legendary writer team up for a beloved children's classic?
Mark's favourite film of 2016, largely thanks to its incredible treatment of disability.
A new take on a classic tale of wild life can remind us of what our imperfect nature can forget.
What a real-life tragedy on top of the world teaches us about Australia's promotion of social climbing.
When a war movie is a war movie and not a war movie.
A moving depiction of doing it tough causes us to wonder why we should love our neighbours.
Flawed yet provocative, this unofficial sequel to The Passion of the Christ brings our eternal destiny to a cinema near you.
A hard-hitting drama that could have been even better, if God was allowed to stay in it.
This sobering reminder of the power of truth also should caution us about sitting in judgment upon others.
A family smashed by lack of connection causes us to search for purpose.
What's the point of this remake? Not sure, even with a few tasty glimpses of soul-shaping significance.
While all that is presented might be true, this handling of Lance Armstrong's career surges with an offputting sense of venom.
Pegg and Bell share such bubbly chemistry its worth sitting in on their version of a “getting to know you” evening.
Unforgiven with a sewing machine? Yeah. Kinda. Whatever it is, this is an Australian oddity of memorable proportions.
Beyond the challenge to deliver justice for all, even to our enemies, Bridge of Spies offers the powerful witness of a man who holds to his beliefs. No matter what.
Empowered by engaging performances and quality material, the first Australian stage production of The Screwtape Letters has something potent to say in an unusual way.
The subject matter grabs attention but fact becoming fictionalised dilutes our investment.
A brilliant sci-fi story that demonstrates just how wrong the experts can be.
This hokey hunk of all-ages confection strives to be a magical Australian fairytale....
Might not sound like much but this domestic drama eclipses its familiar elements.
Like Downtown Abbey shot with designer realism, this war-what-is-it-good-for ode suggests more astute assessments than transpire.
Sean Penn starring in a Congo-set assassin flick. Surefire hit, right? No. Misfire.
Hipster dramedy that's weightier than such a summary suggests.
Is this like old Woody Allen or new Woody Allen? Not exactly. In a good way.
Who is the true star of the new version of Ben-Hur? The same ancient champion who should be the hero of all our lives?
Are you tired of all the remakes and reboots and rehashes at cinemas? Well, perhaps it's time we blamed ourselves for the same old, same old...
An intense, multi-angled war movie poses an ethical dilemma that proves how hard it is to live right, all the time.
New release Miracles From Heaven should stir us to consider whether we REALLY believe in what seems unbelievable.
Looking ahead at several love-themed new shows on TV this year, it seems we still haven't found what our hearts are searching for.
What's worth spending your grey matter on this year?
What can a R rated Western tells us about justice, forgiveness and equality for all? Loads.
Is it illegal to illegally download? That's not a trick question.
This involving drama about a real-life struggle for equality stirs the pot of how we should make a stand.